stamasd Posted August 26, 2019 Report Share Posted August 26, 2019 I have a Lexar 128GB USB stick, formatted exFAT out of the box. I have been trying to repartition it and format it ext4 so I can use it to transfer large files between Linux machines. I don't know what dirty tricks Lexar used to partition and format it, but the partition table is really screwed up. Moreover, I can't change it. If I delete the fictitious partitions on the stick in cfdisk, write a new partition to the stick, exit and try to read the stick again it fails. I have to physically disconnect and reconnect it, and then the original partition table is back. It looks like I'm getting some cache errors when trying to write the partition table: [ 417.015912] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronizing SCSI cache [ 417.015960] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_NO_CONNECT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK I've looked for a solution but haven't really found anything. The stick itself works when attached to a Windows machine. I'm attaching a screenshot of the partition table, and the output of dmesg. Did anyone have success partitioning and formatting one of these in Linux? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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